Living on Love

Iris Peabody, played by Emilee Andrade, is tasked with ghostwriting the autobiography of Maestro Vito De Angeles, played by Frank Jagodnik, amid his persistent sexual advances.

The Coaster Theatre’s spring play, “Living on Love,” runs weekends through Saturday, April 13.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $25 and can be purchased at the Coaster Theatre box office, online at or by calling 503-436-1242.

“Living on Love” is a romantic comedy that takes place in 1950s Manhattan in the glorious the penthouse of the larger-than-life maestro Vito De Angelis and his demanding opera diva wife, Raquel De Angelis. When Raquel discovers that her husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a handsome young writer of her own.

“Living on Love” is directed and costumed by Patrick Lathrop, the Coaster Theatre’s executive director.

The cast consists of Cathey Ryan, playing the diva Raquel De Angelis; Frank Jagodnik, the maestro Vito De Angelis; Bennett Hunter, ghostwriter for the diva Robert Sampson; Emilee Andrade, ghostwriter for the maestro Iris Peabody; and David Sweeney and Thomas Ryan, manservants Bruce and Eric.


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